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more threats out there. and the fbi accused of dropping the ball, why did agents question one of the suspects who years ago and then just let him go? >> and new this morning, the suspect's aunt speaks out what she had to say just moments ago. we are live from russia. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm john berman live in boston. >> i'm zoraida sambolin in new york city. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east, i know you have a lot going on, john. >> that's right. we begin with new developments unfolding right here in the boston marathon bombing investigation. the surviving suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev could be criminally charged today. waiting to find out what, if anything, he might be communicating to law enforcement officials. and there are new questions about whether the fbi dropped the ball after being warned by the russians in 2011 about cz
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tsarnaev's older brother, tamer ly tamerlan. nick paton walsh is in dagestan, and we have joe johns in washington, but we began with pamela brown with the latest on the investigation. after a week of terror, chaos and heartache, the city of boston is still recovering. there are signs that life is starting to return back to normal here. there is a sense of relief after the arrest of the suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. now the focus is on what charges he will face and when. >> reporter: one week after two deadly bombings exploded in downtown boston killing three
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and injuring 183 people, the only surviving suspect remains in serious condition. as federal prosecutors prepare to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. exactly when he suffered this injury is still unknown. >> this is a complex investigation. and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was a shootout in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's being looked into right now. it's hard to say how it owe kurd. >> reporter: we're learning more about the tense moments right before tsarnaev's arrest. this video shows him hiding out in a boat in a backyard in watertown. after 25 minutes of negotiations with fbi agents, tsarnaev was apprehended. >> three police officers
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surrounded the boat, other officers came and assisted. we held that position until the fbi hostage rescue team could come into place. >> in copely square, police are cleaning up the crime scene. despite signs the city is slowly returning to business as usual, heartache remains for many. late their morning, 29-year-old krystle campbell, who was killed in the explosions, will be laid to rest in bedford, massachusetts. a memorial was planned for the third victim, lingzi lu on boston university's campus tonight. critically injured transit officer, richard donohue remains hospitalized. >> this was an injury where the officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost to the point of the heart stopping. >> reporter: now doctors are saying they are cautiously
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optimistic about his recovery. >> reporter: today at 2:50 p.m., the exact time the first bomb went off a week ago there will ab moment of silence throughout the state of massachusetts. that will be followed by a ringing of the bells in boston and elsewhere. john? >> that's right. the city and the state will come together one more time today at 2:50 p.m. pamela brown, our thanks to you. as developments unfold, investigators will examine the activities of tamerlan tsarnaev including a trip he took to russia. he was on the fbi's radar because of possible links to extremism, so did the agency drop the ball? joe johns has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators still have a lot to learn about this case, but there's already enough information for policymakers to start asking questions. the question being asked in washington is whether the fbi dropped the ball at the very
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start. in the search for house suspected marathon bomber tamerlan tsarnaev turned radical a big part of the investigation is what role a six-month trip to russia may have played and what contact he may have had with extremists in chechnya, where his family hales from. >> i think it's probable when he's in the region, a dangerous region known for tactics, he could have possibly been trained at that point. >> reporter: when he got back from russia, tsarnaev started posting radical videos on a new youtube page on a page that bore the name of prominent radicalists. one video showed a video of a jihadist killed in a town where tsarnaev went to visit his father in 2012. >> what does that say to you if anything? >> it's a major point in the
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investigation. >> reporter: in hindsight, many are asking whether the fbi missed a rising radical, having investigated tsarnaev in 2011 after the russians raised concerns about possible ties to extremis extremists. this man was pointed out by a for win government to be dangerous, he was interviewed by the fbi once. what did they find out? what did they miss? >> i want to know how the fbi or the system dropped the ball when he was identified as a potential terrorist. >> reporter: the fbi says it interviewed him, his family and looked for concerning phone and internet activities and found no threat. after asking russia for more information, moscow did not respond. the fbi closed the case and moved on. >> thousands of these requests come in worldwide. you don't have the resources to follow every person from then on for the rest of their life because they might be a bad guy. >> but what is still not clear is why tsarnaev would target his
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adopted city. one possibility, the "new york times" reporting that his citizenship was delayed perhaps because of the fbi investigation. >> a lot of questions. thank you. john, back to you. so, the crime scene stretches from behind me in boston all the way to russia's northern caucasus. nick paton walsh just spoke to the suspect's aunt and he is live for us in dagestan what are you learning for us? >> reporter: interesting conversation with the aunt, particularly about the six months with tamerlan tsarnaev and the time he spent here last year. she said he arrived around about march before his father turned up and said he was surprised about how in america he had become a pretty devout muslim, a woman w man who wouldn't look a woman he wasn't related to in the eye.
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she said his family fled chechnya before the second chechen war. also disbelief from her that her relatives could have been involved. is there a connection between this gunfight involving militant and police in dagestan and one of the boston bombers? the youtube page of deceased brother tamerlan tsarnaev suggest there's might be. he put up a link to a video , te video was removed but cnn found it, and it shows this man, abu dejan the name used by an islamist militant, and russian forces hit his hideout last december. an armored car brought in to kill as many as six militants
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inside. the grisly aftermath showing their heavy weapons but also the heavy hand used to kill them. four months later the marks remain of the tit for tat violence fueling militancy across this region. neighbors told us the young man who once lived here seemed peaceful, ordinary, but in the dust lies a question, why did tsarnaev's youtube page link to the rants of the militant who died here? in a town where tsarnaev's father lived and tamerlan visited just last year. inside you can see how intense the violence must have been in this apartment, and here could be the clearest link yet between one of the alleged boston bombers and the violence that's been gripping southern russia. a u.s. intelligence source told cnn that tsarnaev brothers' social media accounts are being examined for possible links to
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extremists in the caucasus, in case they reveal the darkest secrets of boston. why did the bombers do this? now, this does not mean that the two met, but why was he in the same town when he came back to visit his father last year. >> nick paton walsh from d ash s dagestan, thank you. coming up the next hour, peter brooke e brookes and did miss some major pieces of evidence? and chris laurence spoke to some of the stunned classmates at umass dartmouth, and we will hear what they had to say.
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. about 13 minutes after the hour right now. i'm john berman live in boston. let's get you up to date. funeral services will be held later this morning for krystle campbell, one of the three people killed in last week's boston marathon bombings. the surviving suspect, 19year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized at this hour in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the neck. he could be criminally charged as early as today. we are waiting to find out what, if anything, he may be communicating to law enforcement officials. five people shot to death at an apartment complex in federal way, washington, just south of seattle. officers responded to a
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shooting, they discovered four bodies, three men and a woman. police say a fifth person was shot to death by officers when he reached for a gun as they approached him. today in west, texas, investigator rs are heading int the blast crater. they are hoping it has clues as to what started off a massive fire last week. at least 14 people, mostly first responders were killed. 200 people were injured, about 50 homes nearby were destroyed. also questions about what kinds of chemicals were stored at that ten-acre site. martin savage joins us now from west, texas with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we're standing in front of what is the primary checkpoint to get into the explosion zone. right now most of those who live there cannot get back home. last week this community was focused on search and rescue. this week they'll be focused on
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funerals. at checkpoints that divide the town, residents lined up to go home over the within. but only a few of the most undamaged areas were allowed in, facing strict curfews and little or no water or electricity. new video shot by cnn in the explosion zone continues to demonstrate the power of last wednesday's blast. like this apartment building where two people died. the outside walls have vanished. trees blown over, town out by their roots, and boulders of reinforced concrete lie everywhere, left over from the deadly hail that came from the plant. >> my ambulance station just completely exploded. >> reporter: 911 calls paint their own pictures of horror. >> all the windows on the north side of the house are blown in. the walls, part of it is blown off. >> reporter: investigators say they have found where the blast originated at the fertilizer plant. >> we do have a large crater. you guys have seen photos of some of that, i'm sure.
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we do have a crater there. >> reporter: but they still don't know what caused the fire that first brought emergency crews to the scene and ignited the cataclysm that wiped out a third of the town's ems force instantly. volunteers struggle to keep up with the donated aid pouring in. cybil is grateful. at 83, she is starting over. the blast threw her against a wall and destroyed her home. >> this is a typical west or should i say texas, because if it happened somewhere else, we would have been there to help them also. >> reporter: a mile from the plant, st. mary's was untouched by the blast, but notice congregation. most of the first responders who were killed used to worship here. some were married here. one is the son of the church secretary. at sunday mass, townspeople leaned on their faith and each other. as shock gave way to grief.
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>> is an urgency to try to determine what exactly exploded and why at this plant. here's the reason, this plant is not unusual. there are about 6,000 of them spread all across the country in typically rural, small towns. the concern is was this just a one-time accident, or is there something wrong in the practice of how we handle fertilizers that could make all of those plants a threat to the community in which they're located. >> it's great. at least that's something positive i guess you could say that came out of this, they'll be able to see some safety concerns in other communities. i know at height of this, we were on the air, all the utilities have been shut down in the area. are those back up and running again for folks there? >> they're back up somewhat. anybody who does get to go back home faces strict curfews. if you're in your homes, there's
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a good chance you have very little water and electricity. it's likely to be that way for some time. it's a rough life even if you can get back. >> no kidding. those folks suffered so much. martin savage, thank you. still ahead, as the manhunt for marathon bombing suspect number two ramped up, the city of boston shut down. what's the economic cost when a city is literally closed for business? christine romans has that next. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper.
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welcome back to "early start." good morning to you. we are minding your business this morning. the stock market is coming off its worst week of the year. christine romans is here. >> futures are higher today. when we say the worst week of the year -- >> it's all relative. >> the dow is still up 11% for the year. if you're checking your 401(k), you are probably still up for the year. we are watching the economic impact on boston. at this point, any reason to sell stocks is enticing for people who want to take money off the table. apple on tuesday, a lot of you have been asking me about apple and what will happen with apple shares, tuesday we will get apple results. a lot to digest this week. $333 million, that's an estimate of how much it dos shut down boston and surrounding suburbs on friday. $333 million. the losses will likely be
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short-term for companies. boston is a big company getting back to work this monday morning. the boston metropolitan area produces $325 billion worth of goods and services every year. a little less than a billion dollars a day. the ninth gdp in the country. friday everything just stopped. businesses closed. public transit shut down. 16 of the area's 35 colleges closed campuses. most of the taxis were off the roads. shopping centers were shut. while many people worked from home or had the day off, some workers were very busy. thousands of law enforcement officials, hospital workers, hotel workers. there was overtime. where you saw some companies shut down, other area there's was economic activity. dunkin' donuts locations, some of them stayed open at the request of first responders who needed to feed and fuel those people out in the field. insurance claims that businesses
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can file for terrorism related losses, some of it will be covered if you have that type of insurance policy. and an analyst at risk management solution says property damage claims less than a million dollars. it will be difficult for a lot of small businesses to get back the revenue and reach their payroll. if you have a business around the area that has been closed for a week, that's lost revenue even as you are paying people. so some companies will be combing through their insurance policies to see what we can do. as we've seen throughout the tragedy, the community coming together. boston business owners started the pats day fund to help the community. he's donating 10% of what his store makes. you will see a lot of that kind of activity as people try to get together. >> we've already started seeing it, mlb raised a lot of money, i think $600,000 as of this
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morning. happy to hear that. >> definitely. everything trying to get back to normal. the new normal for boston. >> no kidding. thank you. 25 minutes past the hour, ahead on "early start," making sense of the senseless bombings at the boston marathon. how the city plans to mourn victims a week after the terror attack. stay fabulous foundation.ast it's a primer, concealer and foundation in one for all day flawless skin. new outlast stay fabulous from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. you'll find reviews on home repair to healthcare written by people just like you. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic. angie's list -- reviews you can trust.
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so why did the boston marathon bombers attack? right now the answer lies in a hospital room with the surviving
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suspect. a wanted man hiding in plain sight with every cop in america on the lookout for the bombers. one of them was just hanging out on a college campus. and boston strong. all over the world today, all over the world over the last few days, marathon runners, sports fans unite to honor those lost and salute the resilience of this wonderful city. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman live in boston. it's monday, about half past the hour right now. criminal charges could be filed today against the surviving suspect in the boston marathon terror attack. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is in serious but stable condition this morning. we wait to hear what if anything he may be communicating to law enforcement, the city of boston prepares to bury one of his alleged victims, krystle campbell. pamela brown has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev is still here in the intensive care unit handcuffed to his bed. we are told he's still intubated and sedated with serious injuries. source tell susan candiotti he has a gunshot wound to the neck and can't speak. even so federal prosecutors hope to file charges possibly as early as today. when they face charges they will include at least federal terrorism charges and possible state murder charges. in cambridge, the transit officer, richard donohue, remains in critical condition. doctors say he barely made it but now they're cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >> the officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost to the point of the heart stopping.
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the heart was resuscitated over the next 45 minutes or so. by a very aggressive effort by first responders and by our people in the emergency department to the point of restoration of rhythm and pulse. >> reporter: some of the victims who lost their lives during last week's marathon bombing are being remembered today. krystle campbell, the second victim, is being laid to rest at 11:00 this morning. tonight a memorial service will be held for lingzi lu at boston university's campus. john? >> pamela, i was at a bar last night, everyone in the bar was talking about their own stories about how they were going by some of the makeshift shrines and temporary memorials set up around town. what is your sense of how the city is coping? >> you see those memorials all over the place, john. it does appear there are signs that life is starting to return back to normal here in boston.
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we saw crews yesterday starting to clean up copely square, the crime scene where the bombings happened. copely square is expected to open in the next couple of days through a five-phase plan. also you see the signs, boston strong, everywhere you go today at 2:50 p.m., the same time the first bomb went off a week ago, there will be a moment of silence throughout the state of massachusetts. that will be followed by a ringing of the bells here in boston and elsewhere. john? >> all right, pamela brown here in boston for us this morning. thank you very much. i want to bring in peter brookes to help us walk through the next step in the investigation. peter is a former cia analyst and former deputy assistant secretary. there are some reports this morning that investigators are beginning to communicate with dzhokhar tsarnaev, the suspect in the hospital right now, perhaps by writing if this communication is happening,
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obviously it's limited what types of questions do you imagine they might be asking? >> are there any more plots out there? are you working with anybody else here in the united states? obviously you need to, at this point to try to present additional attacks in the united states. that's the first thing you want to know, then you move to the history, how did you get to this point? how did we get to the boston marathon bombing? >> what kind of incentive does he have to cooperate? >> well, i'm not a lawyer, but my sense is that as john q public, he may want to reduce his risk of prosecution. reduce the sentencing. he may have some second thoughts. my sense is, john, at this point, he probably was recruited by his brother. he probably may not have the same buy-in that his older brother had into this -- what appears to be militant islam. so he may -- there may be some
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regret on his part. he may want to actually cooperate with authorities. but once again, we want to know if there's more plots out there. more bombs out there. are you working with anybody else in the united states? >> peter, over the course of this five-day investigation last week from the time of the bombings to when -- one suspect was killed and the other apprehended there were a lot of successes but also some things that didn't work. facial recognition software for instance. they had pictures of both of the suspects, both of the suspects were in the system somewhere, whether it's immigration photos, driver's licenses, yet they weren't recognized. is that a failure in the system? >> technology, you can only trust it up to a certain point. it came down to, you know, some terrific analysts, agents, law enforcement in finding these individuals, picking them off videos. so technology is only so good until it doesn't work. your computer is only so good until it doesn't boot. you have to have fallbacks.
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in this case, this technology didn't work. i'm sure in the future they will start to work on that, see if they can do this. lots of lessons will be learned across the board. why didn't we get these people before they acted? lessons that will be critical for us to prevent something like this from happening again in the future. >> let's talk about one of those things specifically, the fbi knew about the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev at the request of the russian intelligence service. they actually questioned him back in 2011, yet they found no reason to further investigate or apparently they asked the russians for more information and didn't get it. did they let him slip through their fingers in a way? >> the ultimate answer is yes, but we don't know where he was in 2011 and where he was in 2013. there could have been a significant radicalization. he made a trip over sees to d
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asha dagestan. this is a perfect storm of events that led us to the boston marathon. it would have been great if the russians gave us more information. they knew of him having some contacts with poem they were concerned about overseas. these are judgments. when you sit down across the table from this individual, he was interviewed. the fbi agents had to make some judgments. they came to a judgement that two years later or so appeared to be the wrong one. that's one of the things we'll have go back and look at. what did we miss here? what happened between 2011 and 2013? that's two years. like i said, i think that trip to russia to dagestan was critical in his radicalization that ultimately led to the bombings last week. >> investigators will be piecing this timeline together every minute over the next days and weeks. peter brookes, thank you for joining us.
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>> thanks for having me. new this morning, there is shock from the aunt of the accused boston bombers. nick paton walsh spoke to her earlier about the six months that suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev spent in dagestan last year. she says she was surprised that tsarnaev became devoutly muslim while living in the u.s., not in russia, but while living in the u.s. she also said he would not look a woman directly in the eye if she was not related to him. she expressed disbelief that he was allegedly involved in the attacks at all. runners and spectators in other races around the world are showing solidarity with the people of boston. there were hundreds of extra police officers assigned to the london marathon where runners wore black ribbons to remember the bombing victims. you saw support in everything from spectator signs to runners hairstyles. organizers donated money for every single runner who crossed
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the finish line for a charity set up for those who were effected by the bombings. in new york city's central park a big show of security for a four-mile long race. police searched backpacks and used remote cameras to keep a close eye on things. runners wore shirts with the official colors of the boston marathon to show support. coming up, he was spotted all over campus. cnn's chris lawrence spoke to some of the suspect's stunned classmates at umass dartmouth. we'll hear what they had to say coming up next. so now i can help make this a great block party. ♪ [ male announcer ] advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers
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jamie mcmurray: a boy born in joplin, missouri, was fascinated by anything with wheels and a motor. the odds of him winning both the daytona 500 and the brickyard 400 in the same year? 1 in 195 million. the odds of a child being diagnosed with autism? 1 in 88. i'm jamie mcmurray, and my niece has autism. learn more at autismspeaks.org/signs. welcome back, everyone, i'm john berman live in boston this morning. for several days last week dzhokhar tsarnaev was hiding in plain sight on the campus of umass dartmouth. the 19-year-old sophomore was spotted in the dorms, seen working out, even going to a
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party with his intermural soccer team. chris lawrence has been talking to the classmates. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, john. you have to think about it. while investigators were poring through thousands of photos and hours of video looking for their suspect, he was right here and seemingly had just gone back to his life as a college student. >> reporter: a little more than 24 hours after video cameras captured him at the boston marathon, dzhokhar tsarnaev jumped back into campus life, seemingly unfazed, classmates say, by the terror attacks he's accused of committing. >> i saw him tuesday, the day after at the gym. >> reporter: and zach says dzhokhar was acting like he didn't have a care in the world. >> didn't seem, like, nervous or anything. >> reporter: dzhokhar worked out for a while and didn't shy away when zach brought up the
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bombing. >> i was like these things happen in other countries, make iraq and afghanistan. he was like tragedies happen like this all the time. it's sad. >> reporter: days before helicopters and s.w.a.t. teams descended on umass dartmouth, dzhokhar was seen all over campus. students have to swipe i.d. to get entrance to the building, records show tsarnaev did just that on wednesday. friends saw him walking around his dorm. they say he went to this italian restaurant on wednesday hanging out with other intermural soccer players. think it was a pasta party. >> reporter: the campus buzz over the bombings didn't seem to bother him. >> he was like, yeah, tragedies happen, man. these things happen around the world. >> reporter: to some students, scary. >> i ate where he ate. i slept a few feet away from him. i've had class where he had class. with a terrorist. >> reporter: obviously tsarnaev has not been charged let alone
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convicted, but you can understand why she feels that way. brittany told us she knew him and hung out with him several times at a place students call the russia house, an off-campus house where a lot of international students hang out. he was there a lot. when you hear this narrative about the brother being isolated and not having american friends, i can tell you from folks here that was not the case with his younger brother. john? >> by all appearances, when you hear from these other people, he was a regular college kid. it's stunning. also stunning, why did he come back? why come back so close to the site of the bombings when he was 60 miles away down where you are in dartmouth, massachusetts. so many questions to ask. very bizarre, indeed. still ahead, colorado's worst mountain avalanche in 50 years. this morning we're learning the identities of the expert snowboarders and skier involved. details coming up. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro.
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. about 49 minutes after the hour right now i'm john berman live in boston. let's bring you up to date. the city of booston in full recovery mode this morning. funeral services will be held late their morning for krystle campbell, one of the three people killed in the bombings last week. the surviving suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized in stable but serious condition with a gunshot wound to the neck. he could be criminally charged as early as today. not clear what, if anything, he's been able to communicate to investigators. >> we'll check back in with you shortly. this morning in colorado police released the identities of five snowboarders killed in a weekend avalanche. that avalanche happened saturday
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nund in loveland pass. >> reporter: even for experienced snowboarders. the back country of a mountain can be unpredictable. on saturday, six snowboarders were caught in a deadly avalanche. despite wearing avalanche beacons and all the proper equipment, only one of the snowboarders got out alive. >> they triggered a slide, at least one of them was able to bail off to the side, he was partially buried but got himself out and called for help. >> reporter: workers with the colorado department of transportation spotted the lone survivor after he walked to a nearby highway from the avalanche site. the local sheriff told cnn if it wasn't for him there's a chance rescue teams would still be looking. on sunday the sheriff's office released the names of the
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deceased. all of them in their 30s and natives of colorado. the survivor is back at home recovering from his injuries. nick valencia, cnn. people in the chicago area are still feeling the effects of last week's heavy rains. some people who have had to loaf their homes because of the rising water have not been allowed to return home. meteorologist samantha moore is following extreme weather from the cnn center in atlanta. i know there was a hospital southwest of chicago that had to have evacuations. are they going to have better weather now? >> today will be sunny and dry ahead of the next weather system that will make things worse before they get better. s this a lot to of winter weather on the backside of this thing in the northern plains. you can see the widespread flooding that's occurring now all across the region in st. louis, chicago, michigan.
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those flood warnings are staying in place at least through midweek the des plaines river, that's one of those spots dealing with the flooding today and will continue the next few days. rain on approach right here. this is a big winter storm. on the backside of this thing we could see some very heavy snowfall here. we're talking some 6 to 10 inches in the minneapolis area. mostly tonight and into the first part of tomorrow. here's the timing on this system as it moves through. we'll see the rain moving into the chicago area tomorrow morning early, lasting throughout much of the day. we expect to seat rainfae see t amounts talley up from a half inch to an inch and a quarter. those will add to some of the flooding woes here. that will slow the rate of the receding floodwaters, so it will get worse before it gets better.
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a developing story this morning in the sichuan province in southwestern china. the race is on to find survivors in the buildings that collapsed from saturday's earthquake. 188 people were killed. 11,000 others were injured. rescue efforts have been hampered by frequent and powerful aftershocks. the quake measured a 6.6, just devastating there. reese witherspoon arrested and apologizing this morning. a state trooper in atlanta pulled over her husband friday for not staying in his lane. the actress got out of her car after she had been warned to stay put. so the trooper arrested her. witherspoon put out a statement saying she had too much to drink and she was sorry. she is charged with disorderly conduct and her husband is charged with dui. there is a court hearing this morning in atlanta. they are not expected to attend
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that. quick-thinking adults may have saved the life of a 6-year-old florida boy. joey welch was attacked by an eight-foot alligator on friday. he fell into the water while waiting to go canoeing with his father in boyton beach. his father heard joey scream. >> i ran into the water, it was about waist deep. i had my son like this here. because i didn't want to play tug of war with the alligator. i didn't want to get his arm ripped out. >> you can imagine that? while joseph welch struggled to release his son a good samaritan stopped to help and kicked the gator in the stomach. the child was saved. he only suffered minor injuries. wow. so we will hear firsthand from joey and his dad about those really scary moments. they will join us later on "starting point" at 8:30 eastern. coming up, we'll go back to boston for the latest on the investigation and the surviving
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♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ >> listen to that. boston bruins fans have a new
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tradition. since the boston marathon attacks, for a third straight game fans joined in the singing of the national anthem. really joined. full-throated, top of your lungs singing. this time it was before the game with the florida panthers. so, so nice. there were tributes to the victims of the boston marathon bombings at several sporting events across the country on sunday. >> it's been so emotional. the visiting florida panthers had their own tribute to boston before sunday's game with the bruins. panthers players donned state police caps for their pre-game skate, and during the game they helmets, the boston area code there. at the kansas speedway, a moment of silence was held. the m.i.t. police officer who lost his life and the victims of the fertilizer plant in west texas. there's a nascar connection to the events in boston.
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slain m.i.t. officer sean collier's brother works at hendrick motorsports, one of the top teams. new developments in live coverage of the boston marathon bombings. the surviving suspect in a hospital bed, may be charged as early as today as investigators try to learn more about how it all unfolded. >> the fbi accused of dropping the ball. why did agents question one of the suspects two years ago and then just let him go? the russian connection, how this gunfight four months ago could be linked to the boston bombing case. good morning. i'm john berman live in boston. it's monday, april 22nd it is
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6:00 a.m. in the east, in the city of boston, the city is in full recovery mode. here are the latest developments. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev could be valley charged as early as today. we still don't know what, if anything, he might be communicating to law enforce officials. there are new questions about whether the fbi may have fumbled the case after being warned by the russian officials two years ago. and farewell to krystle campbell. funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. this morning as the city of boston reopens and begins to recover. nick paton walsh is in dagestan where we are learnig more about
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the russian connection to this case. we begin with pamela brown what are you hearing? >> good morning to you. after a week of terror, chaos and heartache, the city of boston still recovering. the big focus this morning is what charges will dzhokhar tsarnaev face and when? >> reporter: one week after two deadly bombings exploded in downtown boston killing three and injuring 183 people, the only surviving suspect remains in serious condition. as federal prosecutors prepare to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. complex
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investigation, and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was certainly a shoot-out in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's being looked into right now. it's hard to say exactly how it occurred. >> reporter: we're learning more about the tense moments right before tsarnaev's arrest. this aerial video shows infrared images of him hiding out on a boat in the backyard of a home in watertown. according to a law enforcement source close to the investigation, after 25 minutes of negotiations with fbi agents, tsarnaev was apprehended as he was leaving the boat. >> there were three boston police officers that initially surrounded the boat. other officers came and assis d assisted, and we held that position until the fbi hostage rescue team could come in to place. >> reporter: in boston's copley square crews are cleaning up the crime scene. police announced a plan to have the area open soon. despite signs the city is slowly returning to business as usual, heartache remains for many. later this morning, 29-year-old
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krystle campbell, who was killed in the explosion, will be laid to rest in bedford, massachusetts. a memorial was planned for the third victim, lingzi lu on boston university campus tonight. her parents who traveled from china will be in attendance. meantime critically injured transit officer donahue remains hospitalized. >> this was a truly exsanguinating injury meaning that the officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost to the point of heart stopping. >> reporter: now doctors are saying they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. and today at 2:50 p.m., the exact time the first bomb went off a week ago, there will be a moment of silence throughout the state of massachusetts. that will be followed by a ringing of the bells here in boston and elsewhere. john? >> all right, pamela. again, 2:50 p.m. that special moment of silence here in boston. thanks so much to you.
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investigators are examining the activities of tamerlan tsarnaev, including taking a look at that trip he took last year to russia. tsarnaev was on the fbi's radar for a short time because of concerns about possible islamic extremism, so the question a lot of people asking right now, did the agency drop the ball and miss some warning signs about him? joe johns is in the washington bureau right now with that part of the story. good morning, joe. >> good morning, john. investigators still have a lot to learn about this case. but there's already enough information for policymakers to start asking very basic questions. the question being asked here in washington is whether the fbi dropped the ball at the very start. in the search for how a suspected marathon bomber tamerlan tsarnaev turned radical, a big part of the investigation is focused on what role a six-month trip to russia played. and any contact he may have had with extremists in chechnya. where his family originally hails from.
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>> i think it's very probable that when he was in the region, it's a very dangerous region that are known for -- that he could have been trained at that point. >> reporter: when he got back from russia, tsarnaev started posting radical videos on a new youtube page with an address that bore the names of prominent militant leaders among is latchist groups. and cnn has learned at one point the page included this video since deleted from youtube of a jihadist killed this year by russian forces in the same town where tsarnaev was to visit his father in 2012. the group denies any connection to him. what does that say to you, if anything? >> well, it's certainly a major point in the investigation. >> reporter: in hindsight, many are asking whether the fbi missed a rising radical, having investigated tsarnaev in 2011, after the russian raised concerns about possible ties to extremists. >> this man was pointed out by a foreign government to be dangerous. he was interviewed by the fbi
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once. what did they find out? what did they miss? >> i want to know how the fbi or the system dropped the ball when he was identified as a potential terrorist. >> reporter: the fbi says it interviewed him, his family, and looked for concerning phone and internet activities and found no threats. after asking russia for more information, moscow did not respond. the fbi closed the case, and moved on. >> thousands of these requests come in worldwide. you don't have the resources to follow every person from then on for the rest of their life because they might be a bad guy. >> reporter: but one of the things that's still not clear right now is why tsarnaev was target his adopted city. one possibility, "the new york times" reporting, his citizenship was delayed, perhaps because of the fbi investigation. john? >> all right, joe johns for us in washington. of course the investigation stretches from washington where joe is to boston where i am, the
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crime scene is right behind me, and then the investigation going all the way to the russian republic of dagestan right now. that region still very much in the spotlight. a group there denying any involvement in the boston bombings, but the brothers have intriguing connections to the region. their father still lives there. and as we mentioned older brother tamerlan tsarnaev visited the region in 2011 -- story, 2012, and a youtube video uncovered exclusively by cnn may hold some clues to a motive. nick paton walsh is in dagestan's capital this morning with the latest. good morning, nick. what have you learned? >> john, the link from tamerlan tsarnaev's youtube channel goes to a militant shot dead by russian special forces not far from where i'm standing now. is there a connection between this gun fight involving
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militants and police in dagestan and one of the boston bomber? the youtube page of deceased brother tamerlan tsarnaev suggests there might be. he put up a link to a video titled abu dijan -- the video was removed but cnn has now found it, and it shows this man. abu dijan is the name used by an islamist militant. russian special forces hit the hideout last december. an armored car brought in to kill as many as six militants inside, including him. the grisly aftermath showing their heavy weapons, but also the heavy hand used to kill them. four months later, the marks remain of the violence fueling militancy across this region. neighbors told us the young man who once lived here seemed peaceful, ordinary.
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but in the dust lies a question, why did tsarnaev's youtube page link to the militants who died here? in the town where tsarnaev's father lives and tamerlan visited just last year. you can see just how intense the violence must again. here could be the clearest link yet between one of the alleged boston bombers and the violence that's been gripping southern russia. a u.s. intelligence source told cnn that tsarnaev brothers' social media accounts are being examined for possible links to extremists in the caucasus, in case they reveal the darkest secrets of boston. why did the bombers do it? now we're not saying that tamerlan tsarnaev ever met abu dijan. it is just very interesting that he linked to a video of this man shortly after he, in fact, himself had been in the same city of that now deceased
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militant. john? >> nick, you're doing terrific reporting from the region. really help putting the pieces of this puzzle together. just a short while ago you spoke to the suspect's aunt. what did she have to say? >> well, his aunt had a couple of interesting things to say. i think the thing that stood out the most was that she herself was surprised to see tamerlan return to dagestan last year. very much a devout muslim. she almost joked she was worried he would go to america and take up drink or drugs. but, in fact, he adopted the muslim faith there. came back devout. wouldn't look women he raent related to in the eye, and talked a lot about the central role of religion in life. another interesting fact, too, she came out with, the family, in fact, came back from kurdistan to chechnya, just near from where i'm standing, before the second chechen war. that would be before about 1999, 2000. they lived there for a little bit but fled before the war.
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that would have been in a formative time for tamerlan, he'd have been about 11 or 12 and fled as refugees to dagestan and only later did they go to the united states. john? >> all right, nick paton walsh. putting the pieces together in dagestan this morning. our thanks to you. in our next half hour, did the fbi miss some major signs in this investigation? we're going to get perspective from terrorism analyst peter brookes. also dzhokhar tsarnaev was spotted all over his college campus in the days after the bombings. cnn's chris lawrence will join us with what his classmates atom mass dartmouth have to say right now. zoraida? >> meantime into the crater. we are live next in the town of west, texas, where investigators hope a search inside the site of that explosion at a fertilizer plant will provide some clues as to what happened there. when our little girl was born, we got a subaru. it's where she said her first word. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school.
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quarter past the hour now. i'm john berman live in boston this morning. let's bring you up to date. krystle campbell will be laid to rest later this morning. she's one of the three people killed in last week's boston marathon bombing. the surviving suspect,
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19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is in the hospital right now in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the neck. he could be criminally charged as irlly as today, and we are waiting to find out what, if anything, he might be communicating to law enforcement officials. zoraida? >> let's get you up to date on some other stories. a developing story while you were sleeping, five people shot to death at an apartment complex located in federal way, washington. south of seattle. police report that officers responded to a shooting that was in progress. they discovered four bodies. three men and a woman. police say that a fifth person was shot to death by the officers when he reached for a gun as they approached him. and today in west, texas, investigators are headed into the blast crater. they are hoping that that hole has clues about what started a fire and set off an explosion last week at that fertilizer plant. a massive explosion. at least 14 people, mostly first responders, were killed. 200 people were injured, and about 50 homes nearby were destroyed. and also there are questions
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this morning about what kinds of chemicals were stored at that ten acre site. cnn's martin savidge joins us now from west, texas, with the very latest. good morning to you, martin. >> good morning, zoraida. getting the answers to those questions like how much material was there in that plant is going to be difficult, because all the records, everything, obliterated with that incredible blast. behind us here is the primary checkpoint to get in to the affected neighborhood. it's actually the road that would have led to the fertilizer plant. but most of those people who were affected by this terrible tragedy still can't go home. at checkpoints that divide the town, residents line up to go home over the weekend. but only a few of the most undamaged areas were allowed in, facing strict curfews and little or no water or electricity. new video shot by cnn in the explosion zone continues to demonstrate the power of last wednesday's blast. like this apartment building
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where two people died. the outside walls have vanished. trees blown over, torn up by the roots and boulders of reinforced concrete lie everywhere. left over from the deadly hail that came from the plant. >> just completely exbloeded. >> reporter: calls show their own horror. >> all the windows on the north side of the house are completely blown in. the walls, part of it is blown off. >> reporter: investigators say they have found where the blast originated at the fertilizer plant. >> we do have a large crater, and you guys have seen photos of some of that, i'm sure. but we do have a crater that's there. >> reporter: but they still don't know what caused the fire that first brought emergency crews to the scene and ignited the cataclysm that wiped out a third of this small town's fire and ems force instantly. meanwhile, volunteers struggle to keep up with all the donated aid pouring in. cybill is grateful. at 83 she's starting over.
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the blast threw her against the wall, and destroyed her home. >> this is a typical west. or should i say texas? because if it had happened somewhere else, we would have been there to help them, also. >> reporter: a mile from the plant, st. mary's was untouched by the blast. but not its congregation. most of the first responders who were killed used to worship here. some were married here. and one is the son of the church secretary. at sunday mass, towns people leaned on their faith, and each other. as shock gave way to grief. there is a real urgency, zoraida, to try to figure out what happened at that plant. and the reason is this, it's not the only plant there is in this country. there are about 6,000 of them, most of them located in small, rural towns just like this one. and the question is, was this one here in west just a one-time incident? or could there be a flaw in the system of how fertilizer is
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handled? meaning that all of those other fertilizer plants could be a danger to their own community. zoraida? >> there is a sense of urgency there. we were talking earlier and you said some utilities have been restored. i know the high school and middle school were heavily damaged. what's the contingency plan for the kids? and where are they going to go to school? >> we, today is the first day back to school for many of the students here. but as you point out, this community had four schools. three of them are damaged. that means that for the most part many of these students will be going back to class today, it just won't be in the schools that they used to go to. they're going to take some major repair work. zoraida? >> tough situation for that community. martin savidge reporting live for us. really appreciate you there. and still ahead the financial cost of the city on complete lockdown. who pays in a situation like what happened in boston? christine romans is running a tab for us. you're watching "early start." ♪
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it is 23 minutes past the hour. we're "minding your business" this morning. the stock market is set to rebound following big losses last week. christine, the market is still up for the year. let's put everything in perspective. >> i know. it's up big for the year. you keep hearing us say look, last week was the worst week of the year and that's true. but look at the three major averages since the start of 2013. the dow up 11%, the nasdaq up 6%, and the s&p up 9%. investors are always looking for reasons to sell some stocks and take some profits. remember i was telling you about this little trick of the calendar called sell in may and go away. it's one of the things that has worked the past few years. you see selling in the spring and people come back at the end of the summer. some people are talking about that with the big gains we've seen so far this year. and you know, the attack in boston brought some fear back into the market.
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but corporate earnings are also coming in, coming in mixed, investors paying close attention to that. we're going to get apple, at&t, amazon, netflix, some of the big names reporting this week. buckle up. it's going to be a real earnings driven kind of story. meanwhile, $333 million, that's one estimate of how much it cost to shut down boston and some of those surrounding suburbs for a day. that's according to bloomberg business week. the boston metropolitan area produces about $325 billion worth of goods and services every year. a little his than a billion dollars a day. it's a big economy. the ninth largest in the economy. on friday everything stopped. businesses closed. public transit shut down. 16 of the areas 35 colleges canceled classes. most taxis were off the road. shopping centers were shut. and, and people, you know, may have worked from home. maybe they took the day off. but others could have been busier. thousands of law enforcement officials, hospital workers, hotel employees, they've worked overtime. some dunkin' donuts franchises
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stayed open reportedly at the request of first responders. there are insurance claims businesses can file for terrorism related losses if it's covered under the policy. but it's going to be difficult for a lot of small businesses to get back all that revenue and meet payroll. so for some businesses, they are really feeling the pain of last week. for others, though, it was a very, very busy, busy week. it just depends on where you are in the spectrum of business in boston. >> terrorism related losses. >> that's right. >> remarkable, isn't it? what's the one thing we need to know about our money. >> a little perspective. the uk, the uk may be slipping into a third recession since the financial crisis. we're going to get official word about that this week. some analysts say it is likely the u.s. is growing, the u.s. is growing, the economy is growing, the uk is not. reminder that there's two stories here. a global recovery. a u.s. recovery, but europe is -- is really in trouble. so watching that still. >> all right, thanks christine. >> you're welcome. 26 minutes past the hour. coming up on "early start," boston buries one of the
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a wanted man hiding in plain sight, with every cop in america on the lookout for the bombers. one of them was just hanging out on a college campus. and boston strong. all over the world, athletes and sports fans unite to honor those lost, and salute the resilience of this wonderful city. welcome back to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman in boston. that wonderful city. it is monday, april 22nd. about half past the hour right now. and the big question this morning, is he cooperating? we're waiting to find out this morning what, if anything, dzhokhar tsarnaev might be communicating to law enforcement officials just one week after the boston marathon bombing. 19-year-old terror suspect is in serious but stable condition at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. he could be criminally charged as early as today. all this while the city of boston prepares to bury one of his alleged victims. krystle campbell. pamela brown in boston with us
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with the latest on the investigation and the recovery here. good morning, pamela. >> good morning to you, john. the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, still in the intensive care unit, handcuffed to his bed here at beth israel deaconess medical center. we are told that he is still intubated and sedated with serious injuries. sources tell my colleague susan candiotti that he has a gunshot wound to the neck and can't speak. even so, federal prosecutors are hoping to file charges, possibly as early as today. when he does face charges they will include, at least federal terrorism charges, and possible state murder charges. in neighboring cambridge the transit officer richard donahue injured thursday night during a shoot-out with the suspect remains in critical condition. at a press conference yesterday, doctors said he barely made it, but now they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >> this was a truly
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exsanguinating injury, meaning that the officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost. to the point of the heart stopping. the heart was resuscitated over the next 45 minutes or so, by a very aggressive effort by first responders, and by our people in the emergency department to the point of restoration of a rhythm and pulse. >> this morning, at 11:00 a.m., the 29-year-old victim, krystle campbell, who was killed in the blast last monday, will be laid to rest. there will be a memorial service tonight on boston university's campus for lingzi lu, the third victim. meantime today at 2:50 p.m., the exact time the first blasts went off a week ago, there will be a moment of silence throughout the state of massachusetts. john? >> pamela, we know that dzhokhar tsarnaev has been sedated, intubated. how would it be possible for
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investigators to communicate with him? >> it is certainly possible with what doctors call a sedation holiday. i spoke with our medical correspondent elizabeth cohen earlier this morning. and she tells us that if doctors or authorities really wanted to talk with him, they can decrease his sedation so that they would be able to communicate with them and that he could perhaps communicate with them in writing. because you have to remember, there is a tube down his throat. he's still on a breathing machine. but with the sedation holiday, apparently patients are still pretty out of it but they are able to understand what's being said to them. this could last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. john? >> all right. pamela brown with us here in boston this morning. i want to bring in former cia analyst peter brookes. he's a former analyst for the cia, as i said, also with the defense department. thank you so much for being with us this morning. i really appreciate it. and, peters, here's the question, we know that the suspect is sedated. we know that he's intubated with
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injuries to the throat. if there is communication going on, we can presume it's probably by writing. you probably can't get all the answers you want, so what are the key questions to ask right now? >> of course the other question is, i'm not a medical professional, but to what level of competent can he answer those questions? but as we said, the most important thing right now, john, is to know if there's any other plots under way. if there's any other bombs out there. issues of public -- of public safety. eventually down the road they're going to want to get into the history of this, because obviously the other terrorist, his older brother, is gone. they're going to want to know how this all came about. but right now, it's public safety, any other plots under way, any other bombs out there they need to know about, are you working with anybody else, are your accomplices, things along this line, so that's in the limited time they have with him, and his ability to answer those questions, those are the most important questions they're going to want to know. >> as an interrogator, as you're working a suspect like this, how do you convince him that he has incentive to cooperate? >> well, i mean, there's legal
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things -- side to that. once again i'm not a lawyer here. you know, you may try to appeal to his sense of regret. if he's understanding of what has actually happened, depending on his medical state, he may be willing to speak with you because he's regretful about what happened. remorseful. may want to get this off his chest. so there's a lot of ways to appeal to his emotions, his logic chain, and to get him to talk about the things that you really want to know in terms of the act and potential future acts. there's been some reporting out there that they perhaps were thinking about doing this in other places. that's not clear right now. but, you know, are there other terrorists, other accomplices out there? so you're going to want to appeal to him, get a sense of him, the best way to try to get him to start talking or actually, in this case, writing about those important issues that you want to know about. >> all right, peter, last question here. we're just getting information
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from dagestan, our nick paton walsh reports that an aunt to the suspect says that tamerlan tsarnaev actually became more religious, more interested in islam, while in the united states. not during his trip to russia last year. how unusual would it be to find these stronger religious roots here in america? >> you know, it's a good question, john. and i'm really, i think this is what's going to be the key question. how is this individual radicalized? did he meet somebody here in the united states? was there -- there have been some reports of other people, including a convert. was he radicalized over the internet? you know, i'm really interested in this chain of events. the russians contacted us in 2011, it appears from what we know, about concerns about him having ties back to russia and islamist militants and extremists there. then, in 2012, he traveled to russia, and then in 2013, we have this terrible tragedy in boston. so what happened in there? you know, we really want to know. so my sense is some things were
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going on before 2011 that came to the attention of the russians. was that via the internet? were there phone calls? you know, the russians have that part of the world, chechnya and dagestan covered pretty tightly for intelligence purposes. so something happened in 2011 or before 2011, and then he traveled there in 2012. did he have contacts there? were there people here that radicalized him? was it the digital jihad of the internet? a lot of questions out there. >> all right, peter brookes, former cia analyst, our appreciation. thanks for coming in this morning. >> thanks. >> we'll talk to you again soon. zoraida? >> 38 minutes past the hour. floodwaters, cresting rivers and sandbags are the big news this morning in middle america. millions of people are feeling the effects of last week's really heavy rain. a number of river towns under flood watches or warnings this morning with more rain sadly in the forecast. i feel terrible saying that. cnn's jim spellman is in one of those towns. he's in peoria, illinois. jim, people there are looking at water levels, i understand, that
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haven't been this high in more than 60 years. >> since the 1940s since the illinois river here in peoria came up this high. but it's not just peoria. rivers across the midwest are flooding. from north dakota to indiana to mississippi, flood watches and warnings throughout the middle of the country, as rainwater from torrential spring storms barrels down rivers and streams. >> so far it's held. >> reporter: in peoria heights, katie eaten hopes these sandbags and this pump will protect her home from the risele illinois river. what's it like to know your home's at risk? >> it's scary. i've had family lose house to floods, so i mean i know what to expect. but it's -- it's scary. >> reporter: at the end of the block, neighbors gail and jerry knew their home would be the first to flood. they spent the last few days
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removing all their possessions knowing they would likely never move back into their home of 13 years. you were prepared, but what is it like to actually watch your home go under water? >> it's devastating. it's hard -- you know, you can't put it into words. it's devastating. >> reporter: a few miles downriver in peoria, the water is expected to hit levels not seen since the 1940s. >> we've had a lot of close calls to that. but this is the first time since in 60 years that it's going to surpass that mark. >> reporter: the pumps are running and the sandbag levees are built. now it's a matter of waiting to see exactly how high the floodwaters will rise. you're really hoping to dodge a bullet here? >> i think we will. with the levees that they've built, that hopefully keeps it back, as long as it doesn't get any higher than what they've said, predicted, we'll be -- i think we'll be good. >> so far these sandbags are holding. but the river's got about
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another foot and a half to come up here in peoria. going to be a similar story all throughout the midwest. >> unfortunately as we reported earlier there is some rain in the forecast as well for the midwest. so really concerned about them. thank you for that. we really appreciate it. jim spellman live. and up next on "early start," boston bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, hiding in plain sight on a college campus in the days before his capture. cnn's chris lawrence has been talking to his stunned classmates at up mass dartmouth. we'll hear what the suspect told his friends about the bombing. flying is old hat for business travelers. the act of soaring across an ocean in a three-hundred-ton rocket doesn't raise as much as an eyebrow for these veterans of the sky. however, seeing this little beauty over international waters is enough to bring a traveler to tears. we're putting the wonder back into air travel, one innovation at a time. the new american is arriving.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman live in boston. we are learning more this morning about what boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev was doing in the days between the attack, and his capture. turns out, he was hiding in plain sight. on the campus of umass-dartmouth. cnn's chris lawrence has been talking to really stunned classmates. he's live in dartmouth, massachusetts, about 60 miles south of us. chris, what are you hearing this morning? >> well, john, students are telling us dzhokhar not only came back here to campus, he talked about the bombing. now, his friends tell us he didn't admit to being a part of it. but when they were talking about the attack, dzhokhar joined right in. a little more than 24 hours after video cameras captured him at the boston marathon, dzhokhar tsarnaev jumped back into campus life. seemingly unfazed, classmates say, by the terror attack he's accused of committing.
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>> i saw him tuesday. the day after, at the gym. >> reporter: he says dzhokhar was acting like he didn't have a care in the world. >> he seemed very nonchalant. he didn't seem like -- i mean like nervous or anything. >> reporter: dzhokhar worked out for awhile and didn't smie away when zack brought up the bombing. >> i was like, yeah, these things happen in other countries, maybe iraq and afghanistan and stuff like that. and he's like yeah, tragedies happen like this all the time, and it's sad. >> reporter: just days before helicopters and s.w.a.t. teams descended on umass-dartmouth dzhokhar was seen all over campus. students have to swipe their i.d. to get entrance to the building and records show tsarnaev did just that right here on wednesday. friends saw dzhokhar walking around his dorm. they say he went to this italian restaurant on wednesday, hanging out with other intramural soccer players. >> i think it was a pasta party for soccer team. >> reporter: in the campus buzz over the bombings, didn't seem to bother him. >> he was like, yeah, tragedies happen. like these things happen around the world, like it's crazy.
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. >> he ate where he ate. i slept like a few feet away from him. i've had class where he had class. like, with a terrorist. >> reporter: she knew him. brittany says she hung out with him a few times at an off campus house called russia house. the place where some of the international students would get together and hang out. and i got to tell you, the students are saying despite what is out there and being reported about the older brother feeling isolated and not having any american friends, all the students here are telling us, it was the opposite with dzhokhar. that he was a fully assimilated, average american student. john? >> he really seemed to be part of the campus life there. chris lawrence in dartmouth, massachusetts. again the question, what brought the suspect from dartmouth back to the boston area and ultimately that shoot-out with police. all right, chris, our thanks to you. this is what's happening today in boston in the aftermath of the boston marathon bombings. the surviving suspect dzhokhar
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tsarnaev could be charged as early as today. the city of boston is working to reopen parts of boylston street but right now it is still an fbi crime scene. and bells will toll across boston today as the city remembers the bombing victims. that will happen at 2:50 p.m. and later this morning, the funeral for bombing victim krystle campbell, that's at 11:00 eastern time. zoraida? >> thank you, john. still ahead, actress reese witherspoon arrested and she is now apologizing. the bad behavior that has her saying she is very sorry. that's coming up next. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans.
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reese witherspoon acting up, arrested, and apologizing this morning. there's her mug shot on the left. her husband's is on the right. a state trooper in atlanta pulled over her husband friday for not staying in his lane. apparently he was zigzagging in and out. witherspoon got out 6 of the car after she had been warned to stay put. but the trooper arrested her as well. this after witherspoon repeatedly asked the trooper, do you know who i am? she is now charged with disorderly conduct. her husband is charged with dui. witherspoon put out a statement saying that she had had too much drink and was really sorry and embarrassed by her behavior. and boston's sports teams are back in full swing and it's giving the city a chance to unite and find some sense of normalcy there. jared greenberg is here with more in today's "bleacher report." it's been really nice to see the show of solidarity across the country, actually across the world. >> it really is. sports is a great forum for people to begin the healing process. zoraida, giving the shirt off your back, it's just a cliche
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